Dear curly lady, if you always keep your hair up in ponytails and buns, know that you owe your curls an apology for being criminally uncreative. But I’m here to help!
It’s time to “unlock” fun hairstyles and let your curls express themselves! Whether your curls are short, medium, or long, the trendiest curly hairstyles are for y’all! Yaay!
1. Cherry Pop Long Curly Hair
Cherry pop is the curly hair color trend that you get by mixing fiery red and cool pink hues. Dear cherry pop, seldom hair colors exude such high-level richness and shine as you! Thank you for that.
2. Voluminous Glam Waves
If you have big hair goals, this is your opportunity to make them a reality: straighten your hair, and then curl each section of your hair in the same direction. Tease the front sections of your hair with a fine-tooth comb and use volumizing hairspray to lock the tease in place. Form glam waves with a soft bristle brush and hairspray.
3. Sleek Messy Bun For Curly Hairstyles
If you aspire to achieve off-duty model look, a sleek messy bun is what you’re looking for.
You can do this curly updo in just a few minutes: apply styling cream, then smooth and gather your hair with a bristle brush. Tie your hair with an elastic, forming a ponytail, and use bobby pins to form a messy curly bun. Congrats!
4. Chocolate Raspberry Long Layered Curly Hair
Chocolate raspberry is a godsend for all brunettes who aren’t ready to go full red (but secretly desire those trending red shades). You can thank me later.
5. Soft Girl Curly Hairstyle With Butterfly Clips
Only curly hair can take butterfly clips to a whole new level! For those who aren’t familiar with the soft girl aesthetic, this style combines feminine elements such as pastel colors, and butterfly hair clips, and we simply can’t get enough of it.
6. Half-Up Half-Down Fountain Ponytail
“The fountain of youth” ponytail at the crown of your head is designed to hold your curls in the most stylish way.
INSTRUCTIONS: Gather the top half portion of your hair into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Consider wrapping your ponytail with a small strand of hair for a more elegant look.
7. Grunge Green Wavy Hairstyle
Combining contrasting colors has never been more fun! This impressive color-blocking hairstyle is guaranteed to make you stand out from the rest. Brace yourself, world, because the grunge green queen is coming!
8. Short Curly Wolf Cut With Ringlets
Dear curly lady, allow me to introduce you to the “finger coiling” technique: apply the curl cream to wet hair and scrunch it with your hands. Coil each curl clump tightly around your index finger and then release. Finish with scrunching some styling gel into the ringlets to hold the shape. Simple, right?
9. Classic Hollywood Glam Waves
Whether you have a wedding or a girl’s night out, the voluminous shiny curves in this classic Hollywood glam style will earn you compliments.
10. 3B Curly Hair With Flowers
BACK OFF, HOLLYWOOD GLAM! This cottagecore hairstyle is reserved for the free-spirited gals who want to embrace their inner flower child. Apart from that, this hairstyle is also a great choice for a bohemian-themed wedding or a party.
11. Soft Ash Brown Balayage Waves
Good old balayage works for every hair color and it’s only about finding the right shade and the vibe you want to exude. If you aim to achieve a soft and understated look, ash brown balayage will do the job.
12. Box Braids With Curly Ends
To keep your box braids healthy, moisturize your roots with sprays or braiding oils at least once a week. Or you can prepare a DIY solution: mix half a glass of distilled water with 1 tbsp of olive oil, tea tree oil, and lavender oil. Pour in a spray bottle and shake well.
13. Long Loose Curly Hair
You can easily create loose curls by wrapping large and thick strands of your hair around your curling iron. Pro tip: For more volume, opt for a side part.
14. Half-Up Twist Hairstyle For Curly Hair
Half-up twist hairstyle takes no more than five minutes: separate the hair at your crown area, and secure it with a few bobby pins. Separate a section of hair in front of your left ear and then twist it toward the back of your hair. Secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat on your right side, and finish with hairspray.
Optional: If you’re in a festive mood, consider adding a few sparkles as well.
15. Low Curly Bun With Side Swept Bangs
A low curly bun will make sure your curls are secured and in place. Don’t forget to pull down some front pieces to frame your face and you’re good to go!
16. Bubble Braids With A Simple 3-Strand Braid
How to bubble braid: put your hair up in a slicked-back ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Continue wrapping more elastics down the ponytail while making sure to keep an equal distance between each section. Use your fingers to tease and pull at each section to create “bubbles”.
17. Coiled Hair With A Decorative Hair Pin
If you have 4C curls, you can easily create a deep side-part with a decorative hair pin for a fashionable and unique look. The next step is sharing your inspiring hairstyle on social media. Obviously.
18. Accessorized Bubble And Fishtail Braids
Two words: Bohemian goddess! If you’re new to fishtail braids, here’s a short guide:
Step 1: Gather your hair forming a ponytail and divide it into 2 sections.
Step 2: Pick up a thin section of hair from the outer side of the left section, flip it over, and add it to the inner side of the right section of your ponytail.
Step 3: Pick up a thin section of hair from the outer side of the right section, flip it over, and add it to the inner side of the left section of your ponytail.
Step 4: Keep repeating steps 2 and 3 until you have a few inches of hair left. Secure your fishtail braid with an elastic.
19. Cornrow Braids In a Messy Bun
Here’s a night-time routine every lady with cornrow braids should know about: to prevent friction while sleeping, cover your head with a bonnet or wrap your braids with a silky scarf. Consider moisturizing your roots with sprays or braiding oils beforehand.
20. Deep Copper Red Curls
FACT: A red hue fades faster than any other hair color. Now, let me introduce you to the two biggest enemies of red shades: heat from your styling tools and heat from the sun. Investing in heat and UV protectant sprays, scarves, and hats, will help your red hair color last longer.
21. Voluminous Curls With A Deep Side-Part
If you have thin or fine hair, a deep side-part will help create and maintain volume. If needed, use volumizing hairspray to secure your deep side-part in place.
22. Blonde Balayage For Curly Hair
Balayage mimics what the sun does to our hair naturally and that’s why we’re madly in love with this hair coloring technique. More importantly, balayage grants freedom against frequent root touch-ups and allows us to celebrate a natural-looking grow-out.
23. Short Curly Hairstyle With A No-Part
No-part curly hair easily completes your curly bob haircut or any other look while drawing attention to your face. To achieve this hairstyle, you’ll need a soft bristle brush and volumizing hairspray.
24. Dark Purple Balayage Waves
Dark purple helps make a statement in the most understated way (if that makes sense to you). To be more precise, dark purple balayage gives depth to your dark hair and makes you look super cool on Insta.
25. Sleek ‘n’ Curly Hairstyle For Long Curly Hair
Why choose between sleek and curly when you can have both, right? Sleek ‘n’ curly hairstyle will keep your front pieces tamed while allowing the rest of your long curly hair to be playful.
26. Vibrant Bubble Gum Pink Curls
Bubble gum pink hues + curls = dreamy perfection. Vibrant bubble gum pink is reserved for confident queens (and the Barbie movie fans). Are you one of them?
27. Space Buns With Bubble Braids
Here are the instructions for this cute and playful hairstyle: part your hair into two sections. Wrap a few elastics down the front sections (left and right) to create small bubble braids. Gather bubble braids with the rest of your hair to make two high ponytails. Secure each with an elastic. Wrap your hair around the elastic to form a bun using bobby pins. Do the same for the second bun.
28. Long Curly Hairstyle With A Hair Pin
A decorative hair pin doesn’t only help hold your long curls in place but also gives your hair an extra volume in the most natural (read: heatless) way possible.
29. Long Curly Shag
Thanks to the textured layers and choppy ends of a curly shag, your precious curls will get more space for movement and volume. This is off the record, but I heard that curly shag gals have more fun!
30. Honey Bouncy Curls
My favorite method for bouncy curls: apply styling cream to wet hair, scrunch your curls, diffuse them upside down (and prepare to receive lots of compliments).
31. U-Shaped Long Curly Hairstyle
Reasons why we love U-shaped curly hairstyle:
1. The U-shape has shorter face-framing sides that flatter most face shapes.
2. It has the most volumizing effect on fine hair.
3. It adds a lot of movement to any hair type.
32. Copper Waves
A few facts about the divine copper hair color: it’s a less vibrant red shade with golden undertones. It falls on the warmer side of red, and works for every skin tone.
33. Short-Layered Corkscrew Curls
If anyone ever told you that you can’t have layering because of the type of your curls, this pic is here to prove them wrong. You can have both short layers or long layers regardless of your hair type!
In general, short layers end up looking more voluminous, while longer layers help reduce the overall volume. The choice is yours to make!
34. Short Ash Blonde Curls
Ready to give your grey hair a fresh, new look? If you’re looking for a hair color that perfectly blends with your mature curly hair, then ash blonde is your answer!
35. Slicked Back Half-Up Half-Down Curly Ponytail
If you (secretly) desire a mini facelift without going under the knife, then opt for a slicked back ponytail. This hairstyle will not only help you lose a few years but also make you look like a real baddie.
36. Subtle Caramel Balayage Waves
I always say to my clients: “If you don’t want to go for a drastic change, then try subtle caramel balayage (or any other subtle shades)”. I also recommend choosing between glam waves or beachy waves according to the vibe my clients want to exude.
37. Copper Rounded Shag
Kudos to the curly shag haircut that slims our faces and enhances our best facial features! This hairstyle looks fantastic in both light and dark shades.
38. Long Curly Hair With Accessorized Front Pieces
Some accessories in your hair go a long way! Save this hairstyle for when you aim to achieve that diva vibe without trying too hard. Sounds like an every girl’s dream to me!
39. Defined Wavy Hair
Want to get more definition in your naturally wavy hair? I recommend using curl cream and a little bit of styling gel to hold your waves in place, as seen in the right half of the pic.
40. Fiery Color Blocking
If you’re a fan of color blocking trend, I feel obliged to inform you that yellow face-framing layers in combination with fiery red is (and will be) an absolute hit! So, what are you waiting for?
41. Twin Braids With Cornrows
When you get tired of the same old French braids, remember to try out these magnificent twin braids with cornrows. This hairstyle is a prerequisite for joining the crew of the coolest curly hairstyles!
42. Loose Auburn Curls
Auburn color can be customized to flatter any skin tone: If you have a cool complexion, you should opt for an auburn shade with cool undertones. Those with warm skin skin tones should choose auburn shades with warm, copper undertones.
43. Golden Bronde Balayage
Bronde is a shade between blonde and brown, and it is best achieved using the balayage color technique. Adding golden tones to bronde balayage will give more dimension to your curls or waves.
44. Copper Pumpkin Medium Curly Hairstyle
Both cowboy copper and pumpkin copper hair are considered the hottest fall hair colors because they add warmth to your hairstyle. However, feel free to find your own copper shade regardless of the season!
45. Long Curls With Zig-Zag Parting
Zig-zag parting will make your curly hairstyle look more balanced and natural. Contrary to the overrated middle parting, the zig-zag parting will also give you a distinctive look.
46. Mesmerizing Rainbow Waves
If you want to make a statement in the coolest way possible, rainbow hair is at your service! The best of all is that you can choose the intensity of your rainbow shades. Are they going to be bold and vivid or soft and subtle? Or a mix of the two?
47. Long Curls With Cornrow Braids
Combining cornrow braids with curls is bound to give you a celestial vibe. Spice up your hairstyle with massive earrings and you’re ready to conquer the world.
48. Silver Ash Curls
Just like ash blonde, silver ash hair color perfectly blends with your grey hair (if you have any). More importantly, silver ash gives you an ethereal vibe that cannot go unnoticed!
49. Short Curls With Eggplant Purple Highlights
If you’re a fan of purple hair color but aren’t ready for some drastic changes, I have a solution for you. This natural-looking eggplant purple will bring out the best in your short curls in the most subtle way possible.
50. Honey Caramel Blonde Tight Curls
Whenever my clients are not sure what honey-blonde shade to choose, I suggest adding caramel into the equation. Why? Because mixing light and dark tones naturally creates depth and makes your hair appear fuller.
51. Vibrant Red Curls With Dark Roots
Vibrant red curls with dark roots have never looked so beautifully contrasting! So, why go to frequent root touch-ups when you can brag with a natural color-blocking style?
52. Half Updo With Feathers
Updos are usually reserved for formal occasions. Now, half updos fall somewhere in between formal and casual style. Consider adding different accessories (such as feathers) to your half updo for a more personalized look.
53. Sun-Kissed Balayage Waves
Remember the times when you would spray your hair with lemon juice and then expose it to the sun’s rays to achieve natural highlights? Well, sun-kissed balayage is done in a way that helps achieve that sun-kissed look. I guess modern times require modern solutions.
54. Mid-Length Curls With Red Mahogany Highlights
Let’s take a moment to admire how every curl allows the dimension of red mahogany tones to shine through. I daresay that red mahogany is the new copper red!
55. Medium-Length Curly Hair
Not too long and not too short! Mid-length curly hairstyles look great with curly texture. If your hair is naturally voluminous, opt for a long-layered hairstyle.
56. Curly Fluffy Hair
Why tame your curls when you can confidently show off your curly-fluffy mane? It’s high time you ditch your hair straighteners and curling irons. Your curls will thank you later.
57. Shoulder Length Curly Hair With Bangs
Curly hair with bangs looks stunning and I don’t know if you’ve noticed but bangs are all about illusion. Soft A-shape bangs or birkin bangs are best for those with square or oblong faces because they help soften your jawline and bring attention to your eyes.
58. Golden Blonde Ringlet Curls
Keep calm and go golden blonde!
59. 3C Curls With A Side-Part
If you have a diamond, square, or heart-shaped face shape, side-parting will soften your jawline and cheekbones while giving your 3C curly hair a mega boost.
60. Mega Voluminous-Messy Curls
For extra voluminous and messy curls, tease the sections of your hair with a fine-tooth comb and use volumizing hairspray. Of course, short-layered hair works best for this type of baddie curly hairstyle.